Construction P&C Pro-File Newsletter – February 2017

Jonathan BelekConstruction, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

New OSHA Beryllium Standards On Jan. 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to amend its beryllium standards for the construction, shipyard and general industries. The final rule will reduce the eight-hour, permissible beryllium exposure limit from 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter. It also establishes a short-term exposure … Read More

Reducing Your Risk and Exposure to Worker Compensation for the Sand and Gravel Industry

Joe PintoConstruction, Workers Compensation

When it comes to heavy industrial work and extraction services, the safety of your workers is paramount. It’s vital that you take every step possible to reduce the risk of injury or issues in the workplace, and limit your exposure to possible worker compensation claims for employees extracting sand, gravel, and similar materials. We’ll start by looking at the data … Read More

Understanding the changes in rules for Crane Operators

Joe PintoConstruction, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

Back in the year 2010 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a rule outlining new regulations for the certification of crane operators. The new regulations stemmed from a high rate of accidents and fatalities related to crane operation in the construction industry. Since the new OSHA standards were released much has transpired regarding some specifics of the rule … Read More

Managing Home Renovation Risks

Mary McGrathConstruction, Homeowners Insurance

Home renovations are on the rise; In fact, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), annual home improvement spending growth is expected to increase from 2.4% in the last quarter of 2015 to 6.8% in the second quarter of 2016.  Bolstered by 2015’s favorable housing market condition, which included new … Read More

Spring Hazards: Worker Safety During Warmer Weather

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction, Workers Compensation

Spring signifies the end of winter and a season of new beginnings.  It ushers in budding trees, blooming flowers and warmer temperatures.  It can also bring with it quickly changing conditions and hazards that employers and workers need to be aware of and prepare for to ensure safety.  While, overall, workplaces are safer today, many people are still seriously injured … Read More

Are you Protecting Your Construction Business Properly?

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction

2016 is expected to be a strong, steady year of growth in the construction industry, with the 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook predicting that the U.S. construction starts for 2016 will rise 6% to $712 billion.  This environment is expected to be supported by the U.S. economy, with relaxed lending standards and support from state and local construction bond measures.  And … Read More

Hiring a contractor? Don’t get caught without ‘Additional Insured’ protection

Jonathan BelekConstruction, Homeowners Insurance, Risk Management

It’s that time in your home’s life that fortunately only comes around once every 20 to 25 years or so…roof replacement time! Or maybe it’s time to tackle a big task with a shorter life span, like painting the house. Either way, for projects at this scale you wisely skip the DIY approach and instead find yourself in the market … Read More

Contractor’s Errors & Omissions – Time to take a serious look.

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Construction, Risk Management

We live in a very litigious society – lawsuits are not only common but they are now becoming a part of business day to day life.  Most contractors understand the need for standard liability insurance – the majority of jobs require a certification stating that ample coverage is in place. But,  are you aware that your standard liability coverage will … Read More

Florida Construction Insurance: How Contractors Find Jobs

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Florida Construction Insurance: How Contractors Find Jobs In recent months, the construction industry has been booming, making it more important than ever for construction firm managers and owners to find good, qualified contractors. Knowing what those potential employees are looking for in a job or construction company could help you acquire those candidates more easily. As you know, there are … Read More

Miami Construction Insurance: Trends in Home Building

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Miami Construction Insurance: Trends in Home Building Home construction and remodeling has been picking up speed in the wake of the recent recession. Due to this, modern home builders are getting creative about their craftsmanship and focusing on what their customers are looking for. Overall, home buyers today seem to be focusing on quality and value. Here are some current … Read More